Fans and collectors of Hasbro's 3.75" action figure line wish Hasbro would return to the times between 2005 and 2012 when almost every 3.75" Star Wars action figure released was well articulated. Not only were those Star Wars figures nicely detailed, but Hasbro also released a lot of background droids and obscure alien characters (and even included diorama pieces with some figures!) which helped SW figure collectors to round out displays and dioramas.
With Hasbro's focus on a new Star Wars movie every year, and the focus of the main 3.75" action figure line on kids, there is little room to satisfy the demand of long-time and older Star Wars action figure collectors. Currently the only retailer to offer super articulated 3.75" Star Wars figures by Hasbro is Walmart, which has about 16 different figures per year with roughly half of them being re-releases of older figures.
On this week’s episode, Jake and Criz Bee discuss the release of Rogue One on home video, the conclusion of last week’s Star Wars Rebels episode and some of the great deals that can be found currently at retail. The hosts then address listener feedback on what the future of Hasbro figure line might look like and they discuss the possibility of a Hasbro Star Wars action figure subscription service. Toss in the toy rundown of the news and the collector calendar for the latest action figure-filled episode of TOY RUN!
Some Walmart stores across the United States have rolled back their prices on Hasbro Star Wars toys! The U-Wing Fighter and the Imperial Tie Striker can be found for $19.99 each, The Black Series 6" figures are marked down to $9.84, super articulated 3.75" Star Wars figures and 12" figures have been reduced to $5.84 each. Check out the pictures below!
Hasbro's Studio FX app, which in the past could be used to steer the AT-ACT vehicle, might be broken. Even though the app starts and is able to detect the AT-ACT vehicle, it is unable to connect to it so that users could steer the AT-ACT vehicle with it.
Do you own the AT-ACT? Have you experienced any trouble with the app? Let us know in the comments please!
You can now find Chirrut Îmwe and Baze Malbus from Hasbro's 6" The Black Series in the database, for more information about each figure please have a look at the database entries:
You can now find Hasbro's press photos in our photo gallery, have fun looking through all the up-coming figures:
The First Order Transmissions Podcast has revealed four new Hasbro 6" action figures on their Facebook page.
Those four figures will be part of the 40th Anniversary Collection this Spring/Summer. The figures revealed included Han Solo, R2-D2, Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi and Princess Leia. All four figures are re-releases of previous figures, but the packaging of course is where it's at in this case!
If Hasbro doesn't make it, you have to get on it yourself! Here is a picture of Abel Garcia's custom made Tusken Raider hutts. It also shows that Kenner vintage figures can live in harmony with modern Hasbro 3.75" figures! Thanks for sharing your work Abel, it looks great!
The Star Wars Show has revealed that Hasbro will be offering a Luke Skywalker action figure in the 6" scale exclusively at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. Here are some screen grabs from the Star Wars show:
Gizmodo.com gives us our first look at up-coming Star Wars action figures by Hasbro for the 40th anniversary. The article states that Hasbro will be releasing figures based on the 40th annivesary throughout the year, not just during Spring and Summer.
Most surpring is that the 3.75" figures (which are made out of metal) will be released under the Black Series banner for $15 each, even though they are not poseable. They will be released together with a display stand which can hold a backdrop picture (each figure will come with two different backdrops, a movie scene and a character picture). The Black Series 6" figures will also get static versions along with a display stand which features sounds and light effects ($50 each).
For the full reveal, head on over to Gizmodo.com.
In this week’s episode, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens talk about the leaked Hasbro catalog from Spain with 40th Anniversary information in it, the latest clearance finds and Mark Hamill defending the prequel trilogy. The hosts also review Hasbro’s wave 3 of Rogue One 3.75” figures, which included Bodhi Rook, the Imperial Death Trooper Specialist and more. And just like always, Jake and Criz Bee cover all the Star Wars action figure news from this past week. Listen now and subscribe on your favorite streaming service (iTunes, Google Play, etc...)!
We've received official press photos from Hasbro of the up-coming wave 4 of Rogue One 3.75" action figures. Those figures should be on retail shelves in March and April of this year. Take a look here!
You can now find the brand new 3 3/4" Captain Phasma and 3 3/4" Finn action figures from Hasbro's VS. 2-pack in the database. To learn more about each figure have a look at the entries here:
The currently most requested 6" Black Series action figures are Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus, both figures are now available for pre-order at Entertainment Earth! Those will be hard to find figures, so get them now:
You can now find the Walmart exclusive 3 3/4" AT-ST Driver with AT-ST Walker in the database. Here is more information about the figure:
You can now find the Toys'R'Us exclusive The Black Series 6" astromech droid 3-pack in the database. The set included figures of Wedge Antilles astromech droid, Biggs Darklighter's astromech droid and Garven Dreis' astromech droid. For more information about each droid have a look here please:
You can now find the Hasbro 3 3/4" variation of Admiral Thrawn in the database. The first released version had a wrongly painted rank insignia on the chest. For more information about Admiral Thrawn have a look here please:
You can now find the re-release of Hasbro's 3 3/4" Kanan with Y-Wing Bomber in the database. Here is more information about this set:
You can now find the 2016/2017 Target exclusive 8-pack of Hasbro 3 3/4" figures in the database:
This morning Mads Mikkelsen tweeted a picture of an upcoming Hasbro 3 3/4" Galen Erso action figure. Not long after that Hasbro sent out an official statement saying that the figure will be available in Spring 2017. Here is the picture of the tweet and Hasbro's official press photo:
You can now find the re-release of the First Order Stormtrooper Sergeant with Assault Walker in the database, for more information about this set have a look here:
You can now find the re-release of the First Order Snowtrooper Officer with First Order Snowspeeder in the database. For a closer look at the figure and the vehicle have a look here:
You can now find the re-release of Ezra Bridger with Ezra Bridger's Speeder in the database. Even though the set is a re-release it appears as if Ezra was given a brighter paint application than before. You can learn more about this set here:
You can now find the re-release of Hasbro's 3 3/4" Rey with Rey's Speeder (Jakku) in the database. The set didn't change, but the packaging did. Here is more information about the figure:
You can now find Hasbro's 3 3/4" version of Hera Synduall as a pilot in the database. The figure came with a newly sculpted A-Wing fighter. Take a look at the set here:
You can now find the Toys'R'Us exclusive Hasbro 3 3/4" Rogue One action figure 2-pack in the database. This set includes figures of Cassian Andor and a Rogue One Stormtrooper. You can learn more about each figure here:
This week on TOY RUN, Criz Bee and Jake remember Carrie Fisher and her numerous Princess Leia action figures that have been released over the past 40 years. In addition, Jayson Krebsbach from Yakface.com stops by to reflect on collecting Star Wars action figures in 2016. Together they discuss how Hasbro treated the 3 ¾” and 6” Rogue One and Force Awakens lines. All this plus the latest in Star Wars action figure news from the last few weeks on Episode 41 of TOY RUN - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast! Stream now for free!
Now that 2016 is over it's time to look at our favorite Hasbro Star Wars action figures from The Black Series 6" line! What do you think? Do you agree with the list?
You can now find Hasbro's 3 3/4" Jyn Erso (Imperial Ground Crew Disguise) in the database, check it out:
It seems as if Hasbro releases a 3 3/4" Admiral Thrawn action figure roughly about every 10 years. You can now find the brand new version of Grand Admiral Thrawn in the database, check it out:
We've just added the brand new 5 points of articulation, 3 3/4" Hasbro Death Trooper Specialist to the database. Have a look:
You can now find Hasbro's Rogue One Scarif Stormtrooper (Shoretrooper) in the database, check it out:
You can now find Hasbro's 3 3/4" version of Bodhi Rook in the database. For all the details take a look here:
You can now find the Hasbro 6" Walmart exclusive Scarif Stormtrooper in the database. Have a look for more information:
Entertainment Earth has received a shipment of wave 3 Rogue One Star Wars action figures. New figures in this series include Bodi Rook, Scarif Stormtrooper, Admiral Thrawn, Imperial Death Trooper Specialist and Jyn Erso in Imperial Ground Crew outfit. The only re-pack in this wave is Princess Leia from Star Wars Rebels.
You can now find the Hasbro 3 3/4" Walmart exclusive 3-pack from Rogue One in the database. The set consists of three previously released Rogue One figures:
Waiting is over! Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is finally in movie theaters and we hope you'll enjoy the movie! If you want to look up Star Wars action figures from Rogue One you have several options here on JediBusiness.com. First, you can look at figures sorted by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story no matter what toy line or scale, or you can look at each individual toy line:
May The Force Be With You!
You can now find all four figures from Hasbro's 3 3/4" Kohl's exclusive Rogue One 4-pack in the database. Check them out!
It appears as if super articulated 3 3/4" figures from Hasbro's The Black Series are shipping to Walmart stores again. We've come across several Captain Phasma, First Order Stormtrooper and Rey figures at multiple locations. If you are still missing those figures, or want to army build the Stormtrooper, make sure to check out your local Walmart store!
You can now find The Black Series 6" Clone Troopers Of Order 66 in the database! The set is exclusive to Entertainment Earth, you can learn more about the set here:
You can order a set a set here: Entertainment Earth Clone Troopers Of Order 66 - The Black Series 6"
One of the first brick and mortar stores outside of Disney World which carries the AT-ACT is ThinkGeek. If you have a ThinkGeek store in your neighborhood it might be worth stopping by. Unfortunately, the vehicle is not on sale and retails for $299.99.
You can now find Sabine Wren from Hasbro's 6" The Black Series in the database! The figure came in second place in Hasbro's Fans Choice Poll in 2015. Check out all about this fantastic figure here:
You can now find all six new figures from the latest wave of Hasbro 6" The Black Series figures in the database. Check 'em out:
We've added the new Obi-Wan Kenobi from Hasbro's 6" The Black Series to the database. All the details about this great figure an be found here:
You can now find Princess Leia Organa from Hasbro's 6" The Black Series in the database. Here is more information about the figure:
DARTH REVAN from Hasbro's 6" The Black Series has made it into the database! This figure was chosen in 2015 as Hasbro's Fans Choice Poll Winner. Get all the information about this figure here:
You can now find Hasbro's The Black Series 6" action figures of the Snowtrooper and the AT-AT Driver in the database. Learn more about each figure here:
We've received official word about up-coming Walmart exclusive Star Wars products. Among the items announced are highly anticipated super articulated 3 3/4" Star Wars action figures of the Scarif Stormtrooper and Cassian Andor, both from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The Scarif Stormtrooper in particular is interesting because it's a "generic" trooper, which means you can army build it to have an entire squad of Imperial troopers on your display shelf. For fans of super articulated Star Wars action figures those are a must-have! Look for both of these figures on Walmart shelves starting December 1st.
You can now find the dark red arm version of C-3PO from Hasbro's The Black Series in the database. You can learn more about the figure by checking out the database entry:
Stay on Target, literally! We've received several reports across the United States that Target stores are fullly stocked and loaded with wave 2 of Rogue One 3 3/4" figures and the Krennic/C-3PO/Stormtrooper Squad Leader 6" figures! Check out the pictures below!
Happy Hunting everybody and good luck!
You can now find the regular Tie Fighter Pilot which was packed in with the regular retail version of the Tie Striker, and the exclusive Toys'R'Us version of the Tie Fighter Pilot with battle damaged Tie Striker in the database. Check out both database entries to find out what the differences are:
Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Action Figures Wave 9 Case was just added to the Entertainment Earth website! It's going to ship to customers in December!
The entire case ships for free! Order here: The Black Series On Entertainment Earth!
You can now find Hasbro's re-issue of the Emperor's Royal Guard (3 3/4" scale) from The Black Series Walmart exclusive line in the database. Learn more about this over the top cool figure here:
You can now find the Walmart exclusive Lando Calrissian (General) from Hasbro's 3 3/4" The Black Series line in the database. Learn all about this figure here:
You can now find the 3 3/4" The Black Series Walmart exclusive Ahsoka Tano in the database. Get all the details here:
We just added the super articulated The Black Series Walmart exclusive 3 3/4" Jyn Erso and the 3 3/4" Imperial Death Trooper Specialist to the database. Check them out:
You can now find The Black Series 6" Director Orson Krennic in the database. To learn more about this figure head on over to the database entry:
The Toys'R'Us exclusive Tie Striker vehicle which has extra battle damage deco and a uniqule painted Tie Fighter pilot with silver tear stripes down on the helmet, has been found at Toys'R'Us stores for 20% off. Happy Hunting!
You can now find The Black Series 6" Target exclusive 3-pack with the Imperial Death Trooper Specialist, Captain Cassian Andor and Sergeant Jyn Erso in the database. For a closer look at each figure have a look at the individual entries please:
You can now find The Black Series #28, the Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader, in the database. Check it out:
You can now find the Walgreens exclusive C-3PO The Black Series 6" figure in the database. For more information about the figure, have a look here:
We've added all six astromech droids from the Entertainment Earth gift-set to the database. You can learn more about each figure here:
Here are some interesting Star Wars action figure deals for this week! Walmart has rolled back the price on the A-Wing and the Tie Striker.
Your mileage will vary, but Kendall Pope reported in that he found The Black Series Target exclusive 6" Poe Dameron with FN-2199 on clearance for $11.98! Our local Target carries them at full price still, but it might be worth to take it up to the scanner next time to check the price!
Thanks for the report Kendall!
We've added the Toys'R'Us exclusive Hovertank Pilot to the database. You can get all the details about the figure here:
Jon Allemang wrote in to let us know that he found the Walmart exclusive The Black Series 3 3/4" Jyn Erso and the Imperial Death Trooper Specialist at a Walmart store in Omaha NE.
Thanks for the report Jon, and happy hunting everybody!
We've added the Kmart exclusive Sergeant Jyn Erso (Eadu) 6" action figure to the database. You can learn more about the figure here:
Hasbro's flag ship toy for the Holiday season 2016 is undoubtedly the $300 AT-ACT vehicle. It was the center piece during Hasbro's panel and diorama display at San Diego Comic Con in 2016 and it was featured at Hasbro's New York Comic Con display. Hasbro also released a video in their "Designer Desk" series which showcased the craftsmanship, features and functionality of the AT-ACT vehicle.
You can now find Hasbro's 6" The Black Series Imperial Death Trooper and Captain Cassian Andor (Eadu) in the database. Check 'em out here:
You can now find Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha) from Hasbro's 6" The Black Series in the database. Learn more about the figure here:
We've added K-2SO from The Black Series 6" toy line to the database, check it out:
We've updated the database with Hasbro's 3 3/4 inch Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha) action figure which was released in the second wave of Rogue One figures.
You can now find Hasbro's 3 3/4 inch Cassian Andor (Eadu) action figure in the database.
You can now find Poe Dameron and the First Order Snowtrooper Officer with white shoulder pauldron in the database. This 2-pack is currently available in stores in the Rogue One Collection. For more information about each figure please visit the database entry:
The Target exclusive Star Wars Rogue One Action Figure 12" 6-Pack is currently in-stock on Target.com and they have shown up in stores as well.
Entertainment Earth has the exclusive multipack of Astromech Droids in-stock! The set retails for $79.99 and ships for free.
The set includes Jabba's Bartender Droid (Return Of The Jedi), R7-F5 (The Clone Wars), QT-KT (The Clone Wars), R7-D4 (The Clone Wars), R2-C2 (The Clone Wars), R2-A5 (A New Hope). You can order your set here!
You can now find Baze Malbus and the Imperial Stormtrooper from Rogue One in the database!
You can now find following Star Wars Rebels action figures in the database: Darth Maul, Seventh Sister and the Mimic Droid.
The Toys'R'Us exclusive 12" InteracTech Shadow Trooper was found at the Tukwila, WA location yesterday!
You can now find Chirrut Îmwe and Princess Leia from Star Wars Rebels in the database.
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You can now find the cool Rebel Commando Pao VS. Imperial Death Trooper 2-pack in the database. Check 'em out!
The 2016 version of Rey (Jakku) from Hasbro's 3 3/4 inch Rogue One toyline has made it into the database. Take a look!
Hasbro has released a brand new toy commercial featuring Rogue One 3 3/4 inch Star Wars action figures! Check it out!
You can now find Moroff and the Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader in the database.
Hasbro has updated their Hasbro Pulse website with a cool look at the new AT-ACT vehicle! The video features design legend Mark Boudreaux and Hasbro's Design Director Steve Evans.
Hasbro has released an official collector's checklist! Read on for more!
Rogue One action figures have been found at the Barnes&Noble bookstore chain. Check out the images of the aisle display!
The huge The Black Series Special Forces Elite Tie Fighter is currently on sale at an unbelievably low $61.66 on Amazon.com!
Walmart's exclusive 3 3/4 inch wave of super articulated Rogue One figures were confirmed officially to JediBusiness.com by Hasbro several months ago, but now Kotaku.com posted official pictures!
Another reveal by Kotaku.com today was the Target exclusive 3-pack with figures from the 6-inch The Black Series.
It was revealed by Kotaku that Kohl's will have an exclusive multipack this Fall. The set will include four different Hasbro Star Wars figures in the 3 3/4 inch scale.
It was revealed today via Yakface.com that Toys'R'Us stores will carry an exclusive The Black Series 6-inch action figure!
We were invited to interview Hasbro at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016. We collected questions from you and asked Steve Evans, Hasbro's Star Wars Design Director, to answer them. Thank you to Ryan Beise, co-host of the Galaxy Of Toys Podcast, for representing JediBusiness.com in London and Steve Evans for taking his time yet again to answer our questions.
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When I first saw The Force Awakens, I was struck by how little there was in the way of costume changes for the main characters. There also didn't seem to be many background characters. Whereas in A New Hope or Return of the Jedi, the camera lingers a bit more in the Cantina and Jabba's Palace, The Force Awakens seems to blur through its similar local, Maz's Castle. After I saw the movie twice, I started composing a list in my head of what figures Hasbro could make for the 3 3/4" line. At first I thought there were about 25-35 figures that could be made. With not all that many figures already released, and comparing this to the output we had with the last major film release, Revenge of the Sith, it seemed very small.